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Southeastern hosts 'An Evening with Le Chavlier de Saint-Georges' Feb. 12

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – In conjunction with Black History Month, Southeastern Louisiana University is sponsoring “An Evening with Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges,” a free lecture and recital spotlighting the life and music of the 18th century Afro-French composer.

     Tenor Aubry Bryan will present the lecture/recital on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the in the Recital Hall in the Pottle Music Building Annex. The event is sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

     Bryan, a New Orleans native who has performed in operas and recitals throughout the United States and Europe, will be assisted by New Orleans resident and internationally acclaimed soprano Valerie Francis and pianist Wilfred Delphin, professor and artist-in-residence at Xavier University.

     Bryan will offer an introduction to Saint-Georges and to his works as part of the performance.

     Joseph de Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, was the son of a slave and French nobleman who rose to prominence as one of France's leading fencers, conductors and composers. Against the backdrop of the period leading up to the French Revolution, he composed operas, symphonies, string quartets, songs, violin concertos and violin sonatas.  

     For additional information, contact Katherine Kolb of the Southeastern Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,

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